2.06.2016

What I'm Excited About: Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier

Keeper of the Mist
Coming March 8, 2016

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers // Pages: 400 // ISBN-13: 978-0553509281
Find it on: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

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A lush new fantasy about finding the will to lead against all odds, perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone.

Keri has been struggling to run her family bakery since her mother passed away. Now the father she barely knew—the Lord of Nimmira—has died, and ancient magic has decreed that she will take his place as the new Lady. The position has never been so dangerous: the mists that hide Nimmira from its vicious, land-hungry neighbors have failed, and Keri’s people are visible to strangers for the first time since the mists were put in place generations ago.

At the same time, three half-brothers will their own eyes on the crown make life within the House just as dangerous as the world outside. But Keri has three people to guide her: her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must find a way to repair the boundary before her neighbors realize just how vulnerable Nimmira is.

With a spunky main character, lyrical storytelling, and hidden romance, The Keeper of the Mist is an engrossing story that is full of adventure.

***I'm most curious about her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Does this hidden romance have something to do with them? Am I more interested in a man of mystery, someone clever, or someone I can bet my life on? I cannot wait to find out! Keri is being hyped as a strong female character and I'm really excited to meet her, since this is a standalone novel, I'm looking forward to her journey, and knowing all, instead of having it all drag out over three books. I'm trying to talking myself out of the disappointment of this not being a series. I'll live. It'll be in my hands soon!

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